Wednesday, 7 May 2014

What a picture !

Mia day today, but still had chance to watch Nancy with those lovely new dies.
Just watched Nancy do the demo I designed, hope whoever wins it enjoys it, it was fun to make. The idea came from snipping the die cuts about, the base of the Ferris wheel just looked like an easel.

The ledge for the canvas and the buckle came from the spade.
The card below I put on Facebook yesterday.

I used the Grand Squares from Spellbinders to make the frame and the decorative border was made using the  top of the carousel die. The die cut was embossed with clear embossing powder., to give it a glazed look.
The background was made using the wrinkle free distress technique. Wipe several colours of distress ink across a craft mat, spray with water and wipe a piece of white card across it, dry with a heat gun.
To make the banner ,colour some white card with the same colours used for the background, then die cut . Sew together,I used a piece of bakers twine for this.
More samples to follow tomorrow.
Happy Crafting.


  1. Hi Karen,
    Two beautiful cards, Thank you. I hope you had lots of cuddles time with Mia. My grandaughter came down, so it was cuddles time with Sophie, Sophie is six months old. Have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. OOPs Sophie is my Great grandaughter, her mum is Natalie who is my grandaughter, senior momentlol Kitty

  3. Hi Karen. I love both cards. It's great how you have used parts of dies for different things. Who would have guessed how the easel legs, the ledge and buckle on the first card were made : ) The second card is really striking, it makes me think of the fairground at night, including all of the noises and smells...wonderful. There is nothing quite as special as cuddles with your Grandchildren is there, or Great Grandaughter in Kitty's case : ) Take care.